POSTED // Sep 6,2013 - At last, the summer movie season is over. For those who found themselves frustrated by a nonstop parade of superhero fantasies, apocalyptic extravaganzas and boneheaded comedies, there’s a feeling in the air
POSTED // Aug 23,2013 - More than 40 years into Woody Allen’s filmmaking career, it’s still somewhat disorienting when he bypasses most overt comedy and fantastical premises for a straightforward character study like Sweet & Lowdown.
POSTED // Aug 16,2013 - Thanks to a lawsuit challenging The Weinstein Company’s right to use the title The Butler—one that, depending on your sympathies, is either “protecting intellectual property” or “typical petty Hollywood dick-swinging”
POSTED // Aug 9,2013 - It’s a little bit silly to talk about a science-fiction film like Elysium being an allegory, because that’s almost a tautology; at its core, all science-fiction and fantasy is fundamentally allegory.
POSTED // Jul 26,2013 - In the early hours of New Year’s day 2009, Oscar Grant—a 22-year-old African-American man—was shot by a Bay Area transit officer while handcuffed and face-down on the ground at Oakland’s Fruitvale train station.